NAPLES — What do you get when you combine a car show with a massive membership and a dedicated charitable organization? Lots of fun, a packed "house", a generous sum of money raised and a memorable event.
Upon entering the grounds across from Tin City quite a spectacle unfolded as classic American muscle cars, custom motorcycles, Harleys and even a line of hot rod pickups filled the scene.
Add to that speakers providing an ample blast of music by Elvis, Johnny Cash and Florida natives Lynyrd Skynyrd and the scene was set for a great show.
As always the '57 era Chevies drew a crowd and so did the '30s era hot rods. That said all the other custom cars, bikes, restored and unrestored machines had the crowd slowly and often repeatedly strolling the aisles as they googled the visual offerings.
The Shriners, especially the Araba Chapter from Fort Myers were on hand as goodwill ambassadors and to raise money for the cause. The show was quite popular with over 400 vehicles on display with attendees pouring in constantly even as it was time to go home. Great organization, good fun and a big benefit for those in need.
Go online to westcoastmusclecarclub.com for more information and a calendar of events.
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